Travel Blogs from Kodaikanal
... to Kodai is that every time you walk outside you are mobbed by taxi drivers wanting to show you the sites(there are no tuktuks here)and there is also a lot of begging. The most we have seen so far. It is difficult when you are getting mobbed by 5 or 6 kids.
It appears everyone is up in Kodai for the weekend and we have come across large groups of guys on "boy's trips" also school groups and extended families.They all want to talk to us, say hi, take a ...
... of the scams many locals try to pull on overly trusting foreigners. “Full Jungle. We go to a village of only 250 people. No roads. You see bison, lizards, all full jungle.” Our attention was seized, though our trust wasn’t. Still, he seemed genuine, friendly, and, if nothing else, his stature meant he wasn’t intimidating. I look to the man selling tickets for Coaker’s Walk. “He’s good. Many foreigners like his treks. Very good.” He ...
... was a place called echo point, a place where you could shout across the lake and hear it echo 3 times back at you.
This area was also packed full of tourist bric a brac stalls and we noticed that almost all of the tourists were Indian, in fact we had only seen two other non-Indian tourists all day.
The stalls formed a line around the entrance to a lake where small pedal boats were available for people to hire. ...
... the time spent there enjoyable. While visiting the elementary campus we got to meet their associate pastor named Noel (pronounced: Nole). He actually is in the job that Dr. Nolan used to have, and he was AWESOME. We also got to do what is called a social experience, where we visited homes that do not have chimneys. Without chimneys, smoke fills the house and actually is the number one killer of ...
Luckily, our attention was quickly averted to the beautiful tea plantations that we saw during the drive, for the first time. We were so high up on these narrow mountain roads and we could see hundreds of thousands of hectares of lush tea plants. They looked so good, we all felt like rolling in them! The view and scenery was breath taking! We couldn’t take our eyes off the rolling green mountain sides. The scenery before us was definitely one of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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